ARC (Academic Reading Comprehension) Shelves

Last update: October 1, 2020

The ARC (Academic Reading Collection) Reading Shelves at Calhoun’s two libraries offer books and reading of interest to everyone in the Calhoun community. Specially selected titles with wide appeal appear on the ARC Reading Shelves.

Goals of the special collections in support of the QEP’s Academic Reading Comprehension include:

From vocation to avocation, you will find new, interesting, and timely titles, some fiction but mostly nonfiction, located in the ARC Collections.  
An ARC Reading Shelf is located at both Calhoun libraries – Huntsville and Decatur. While browsing the books on the shelves is encouraged, ARC titles can also be searched through the ‘Advanced Search’ of the Calhoun library catalog.

To bring up a title list of all books on the ARC Reading Shelves at each Calhoun library:

  1. Open the 'Advanced Search' tab in the library catalog
  2. Type the letter ‘a’ in the field for ‘Title Keyword’
  3. Select the ‘Location’ (Calhoun Community College for Decatur campus library; Calhoun Research Park for the Huntsville library)
  4. Select the ‘Collection’ – ARC Reading Shelf, and
  5. Tap ‘Enter’ or use your mouse to click on the Red Arrow. You will bring up a list of all print books on the ARC Reading Shelf at the library you have chosen.